[go to the bottom for the update to the review! It's all in bold!]
GETTING HERE FROM THEREWhile I had planned to get a new laptop for some time to replace my veteran 2007-era MacBook Pro, I antagonized about finding one that looked nice, had good performance, and was an acceptable price. Then, one day I realized, I rarely ever actually use my laptop. My MacBook Pro remained unused for weeks at a time. With a much newer and more powerful Windows 7-based desktop computer in my studio, the only thing my MacBook Pro could give me was lesser performance for generally the same experience [since I still had to use a desk when doing tablet work with it.] I need a laptop for portable work, presentations, and conferences with clients, but I didn't want one just for that purpose and sit around doing nothing in the meantime. So I thought about a game changer -- a Tablet PC.
I researched the Toshiba Portege line, Fujitsu LifeBook line, HP TouchSmart TM2, the ModBook, and the ThinkPad XT line